When we went to Cat Tien I was excited to find out who my roommates were, what roasted marshmallows tasted like, and to see all the wildlife.
When we got to our final destination we had to take a boat ride across, and once we were at the real Cat Tien, we went to eat lunch straight away. And while we were eating lunch I heard birds singing. After lunch we got to find out who our roommates were, my roommates were Adrian and Daniel. Our cabin block was called Gaur, we were with Mr. Edwards and Mr. Hale
Once we got to our cabins we got to rest for about 30 minutes and then we went to play some group activities such as the Human Not, and Alaskan Basketball. Then after that we did a Micro Eco-System activity, the objective was to observe all the living organisms in the eco system, we saw some ants but they were to fast to get a photo of them. But then we saw a giant spider and we named him Marley. This was also when I lost my camera and things went down hill. I liked Alaskan Basketball more then the Human Not because, it was less complex and it relied on throwing and running two things I like to do. I didn’t really like the Human knot that much because it was so complicated and it was hard to do.
After that we went to our cabins and went to bed, but you got a choice to do the morning hike and and listen to the Gibbons sing, but we would have to wake up at about 5 O’clock which was pretty early. In the morning it was pretty cold so most of us were wearing jackets, anyway we walked to meet up with the others.
Once we got to the others we started the morning hike. We hiked a few hundred meters and then we stopped on a bridge and listened to the Gibbons sing. Once in a while the Gibbons would make these loud alarm like sounds, and then a Gibbon would make this alien like sound and all the other Gibbons would be quiet. I really liked this because we were breathing fresh air and it was nice and cool outside. Also I liked when the gibbons got loud and quiet.
When we got back we ate breakfast and group 2 (my group) went to the Primate Center where they help endangered and injured species. At the Primate Center they had Gibbons, Black Shank Dukes and Pygmy Loris’s.
We walked until we got to this viewing platform where we could see birds, gibbons and other animals. In the trees we saw to young Gibbons playing with each other in the tall trees, we also saw a large bird that we thought was like a hawk or eagle. I liked this because we got to see wildlife and it was nice and windy at the top of the platform.
After that we got to go back to our cabins and rested, then we got dressed for dinner, and after that we went to do the Night Sensory Hike, it was really fun and cool because we were walking down the road at night, and we got to use our night vision which is basically when you eye switches from the normal eye sight to that sight that has night vision. We walked a few hundred meters and stopped then we were lying down on the road watching the stars and listening to the animal sounds, I liked this because it was nice and peaceful.
Then we had dinner and then we had a Bonfire which was teacher-led the teachers would tell us scary story’s and let us play games around the bonfire.
That night group 2 (my group) did the Night Safari where we got to go on a bus that only had seats on the roof, so that we could see some wildlife.
When we got onto the bus, I sat next to Daniel and a few minutes into the safari our guide spotted a baby deer, which was our first animal then we spotted a female, and then we saw a giant male deer that looked at us for a few seconds. Then after that we saw a family of deers hanging around, and we saw a Porcupine and a Jackrabbit which quickly hopped into a bush. I thought that the Jackrabbit was scared because of our tour guides light.
After the Moon Bears we were told to go meet everyone at the field where we did our group activities. Once we got there we were sorted into groups this was based of which one you picked, I picked photography so I went with the photography group, but remember how I lost my camera well Mrs. Tram found a camera and it happened to be mine.
As we were walking down the road looking for things we could take a photo of, we spotted a nice tree to take a photo of, and that was where I got my winning photo.
This is the photo I won with?
Also the person who gets the best photo wins a prize. Anyway we walked on to see the Ancient Tongue tree and it was massive. It is about 300 years old now.
The Ancient Tongue Tree!
This was where we got to see who had the best photo, and i’m pretty sure that the highest score you could get was 15, and I got a 14.5.
Then we walked back to get dressed and ate dinner, after that we had another Bonfire but this one was student-led, and we got to practice and make up scary story’s and games. But when we got to the Bonfire everyone was nervous and no one wanted to perform, so then complicated group performed some sort of game show, and after that me and Kristofer’s group performed a game called Last Reaction First Reaction.
So basically one of the judges will say last reaction or first reaction if a judge says First Reaction jump then the first person to jump is out, and if a judge says last reaction jump the last person to jump is out. The last 2 contestants in the final were Halia and Ben. When Halia and Ben where competing for first place it felt intense, and it was strange to see the two M.C’s battling each other.
Then the next day we went to the Moon Bear Center, where we got to hide some food and spread Peanut Butter on trees for the Moon Bears to find. I got to name two Moon Bears because they ate my food, I named one Cookie and one Fuzzy. Fuzzy was a smart bear because she spun a barrel and my food dropped out. We hid there food in there enclosure, the reason we hid the food was so that they could use there sense of smell, climbing abilities to find the food. At the Moon Bear center they also had small Sun Bears that had short fur.
That was everything that I thought was fun about Cat Tien and I hope you enjoy it to.??.